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February 4, 2023

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Swivel by name, drivel by nature

The lack of authenticity of Byron Councillor, Mark Swivel, does not come as a surprise from this side of...

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Saint Bob of the Greens in Lennox Head

With hardly a vacant seat in the auditorium, Bob Brown kept the party faithful’s eyes, ears and hearts glued...

Vale Professor Will Steffen – leading climate scientist

Leading climate scientist Professor Will Steffen has died of pancreatic cancer in Canberra at 75.

60 farmers blockaded Santos trucks and oppose CSG

More than 60 farmers blockaded Santos trucks on Saturday and police were called to a state forest near Gunnedah amid disputes over potential water extraction and fracking.

It’s not the fossils, it’s the fools 

Humans have been muddling along in cities for around twelve thousand years, says Wikipedia, although if you count using an alphabet of some kind as the criterion of civilisation, the time span drops to a mere fifty centuries.

The greater good

Byron Council has ratified the International Charter of Human Rights, complete with fine legal minds that developed a Charter...

Witches in the Starcourt

A new year is here! It’s a time for women all over the region to pick up their brooms and set their witchy intentions for 2023. There is no finer time and place to do it than with your Country Witches, comedian Mandy Nolan and singer/songwriter Áine Tyrrell. 

Diane Hart, Mullumbimby

Red Energy have recently been blitzing the Shire with a door knocking sales campaign. All good until you listen to the false and misleading information they are spreading about Enova Energy; namely that they are NOT locally owned and NOT an Australian company. All complete hogwash.

The salesman, who came to my door, tried to back up this claim by showing me the logo for Australian companies – the green kangaroo, and stated that this was proof that Enova weren’t because they don’t display it on their website. Double hogwash.

Having been involved with Enova since its inception I was in a position to know that these claims were false, but have many other folk unwittingly believed him?

Yes, I did inform Enova and Red Energy’s Head office – you should too if they knock at your door.


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